My mom is a photographer, and she wants the original quality photos downloaded off her iPhone to use in professional photo programs like Lightroom and Photoshop.
She previously used
Image Capture to do this, but has recently begun using
Optimize Photo Storage to also store all these photos on iCloud.
According to my research, this means that sometimes photos downloaded via
Image Capture will not be full size, so
Image Capture is out.
We instead tried to download these originals via the
Photos app on the Mac. However, you can only download the unmodified original photo (in
Image Capture it showed the original AND the modified for download).
This is inconvenient of course because any edits made on the iPhone won't come through.
We also tried to export a JPEG from the
Photos app, but both the
Maximum quality were not the same size or quality as the modified original photos we could download on
Image Capture. It seems a normal export via the
Photos app does some kind of conversion on it so it is no longer original. But that also seems to be the only way to get the modifications from the
So…how do we download the modified original image from the
(Or…how would we download the modified original image from
Image Capture while guaranteed that the photo is the Full Size photo and not a thumbnail or some other not full quality version?)